Friday, December 26, 2008

CHESTER E. HAWTHORNE



CHESTER E. HAWTHORNE1959-2008
Chester E. Hawthorne, 49, of Pensacola, passed away on December 21, 2008.Chester was a native of the Chumuckla Community, a 1978 graduate of Chumuckla High School, and had resided in Pensacola for many years where he was a self-employed computer technician. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hawthorne; parents, Edward and Ruth Barley Hawthorne; sons, Tony Pierson and Joshua Hawthorne; brother, Jeff Hawthorne; sisters, Diane (John) Marceau and Cynthia Bloyd; 7 nephews; and 5 nieces.Active pallbearers will be Busey Flowers, Glenn Flowers, Byron Thornton, Martin Jaffrey, Bobby Cox, Keith Barley, James Hawthorne, Jr., Steven Sawyer, and Joseph Caron. Honorary pallbearers will be David Boyd, Winston Campbell, Keith Harris, and Kenneth Harris.A service will be held on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Norman Brown and Pablo Falcon officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery. Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the family.

Frankie McCraney

ROY FRANKLIN MCCRANEY
1951-2008

Beloved father and grandpaw Roy "Frankie" McCraney departed this life on December 2, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father Henry J. McCraney Sr. and wife Glenda Pittman McCraney. Survivors include his mother Vernell McCraney of Rock Creek AL and 2 brothers, James McCraney of Rock Creek AL. and Jack (Norma) McCraney of Milton, FL. 3 daughters Melanie (Dean) Brown of Holt, FL. Amanda (Metch) Bushey of Jay FL. and Shelley (Wayne) Phillips of Brewton, AL. Also 2 sons P.J. (Wanda) Waldrop of Brewton AL. and Joseph Freeman of Pennsylvania. He leaves behind 10 granchildren Carlos Waldrop, Chris Phillips, Chad Phillips, Cameron Phillips, Collin Phillips, Autumn Bushey, Hope Waldrop, Cassie Brown, Shara Brown, and Cody Brown. He also leaves behind a special friend Glendia Powell. Our Dad and Paw-Paw will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM at the Chapel of National Cremation & Burial Society with Rev. Manuel Bennett and Mr. Tony Tompsen officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Lloyd Saben, Allen Waldrop, Joseph Androw, Buddy Jordon Jr., Rodney Crawford, and Tony Tompsen. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Patterson, Buddy Morrell, and Jamie Whitehead.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, December 5, from 5 until 7 PM.
National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

LOYE FAYE (ENFINGER) WEEKS

MARCH 30, 1937
NOVEMBER 27, 2008

Loye Faye (Enfinger) Weeks age 71 of Milton, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 27, 2008, after a brief illness. Faye was born March 30th, 1937 in Chumuckla, Fl. and was the daughter of the late Ethel May Brewer and Richard Harvell Enfinger. She retired after 24 years of service with the Santa Rosa County Food Service Association. She was a devout Christian as well as a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas C. Weeks of Milton; a brother, Wayne (Joyce) Enfinger of Perdido; a sister, Angela (Pete) Melton of Milton; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Enfinger, of Munson; a son, Rocky (Betty) Weeks of Cabot, Ark.; and two daughters, Ramona (David) Hart and Sonia (Rodney) James, both of Milton; six grandchildren, Clayton, Jeremy, Jessica, Holly, Haley and Dakotah; one great grandchild, James; as well as many other extended family members.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Rev. Adrian Wingate officiating. Interment will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery in Chumuckla, FL.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, December 1, 2008 at Lewis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to your local American Diabetes Association in her honor.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mary Jernigan Tidwell -


Mary Elizabeth Jernigan Tidwell, 81, a lifelong resident of Chumuckla, FL, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, December 19, 2008 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Mary was born June 15, 1927 to J.W. and Mary McCaskill Jernigan. She had one sister, Josephine Kimbrough who preceded her in death.

Mary grew up working in her father's commissary. She taught school at Chumuckla Elementary and was secretary for the Milton Fire Department. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Administration from the University of West Florida.

She loved her church and served as church pianist, organist, and treasurer, for many years. She also was a great lover of animals, flowers and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Marion O. Tidwell; one daughter and son-in-law, D. Anthony (Tony) and Mary Beth Washnock; one grandson, J.W. LaCoste; and one niece, Mary Jo Trenkler.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2008 at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation will also be at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, 8000 Chumuckla Hwy., Pace, FL 32571. LEWIS FUNERAL HOME, 4777 W. Spencer Road, Pace, Florida 32571 is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 12/21/2008

DC Allen - 1919 - 2008

DC Allen, 89 of Jay, FL, died December 18, 2008 in Jay. He was a longtime resident of Santa Rosa County, FL and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Timmy and Brad Harris.
He is survived by wife, Alma Allen, daughters, Lois (John) Parrish, Mae (Pete) Rowell, Louise (Jerry) Burgess, Fay Harris, Vickie Allen, Joan (Raybon) Key and Clara Mildred (Gerald) Garrett, and 18 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jay Funeral Home, with Rev. Ladon Hall Officiating. Burial will follow at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m Saturday at Jay Funeral Home.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
The family will like to thank the staff of Jay Hospital and Dr. C. David Smith for the care they provided Mr. Allen.
Jay Funeral is in charge of the arrangement's.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 12/20/2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Hot Coffee to Share

Back in the day, J. Lee Campbell could offer you some advice on current affairs. When all was said and done, there was still hot coffee to enjoy. "Beats all I've ever seen". Have a great day !!
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Jason Kirkland

JASON GRANT KIRKLAND


On November 19, 2008, Jason Grant Kirkland, 24 years old, departed this life to go play his guitar for the herald of angels. Everyone who knew Jason knew he had a heart of gold. He loved everyone!!!! He was the Best Son, Brother, Grandson and friend that anyone could ever ask for. And more than anything the best Uncle in the Whole World to Peyton and Mason Cody. We love you Jase and you will truly be missed!!!!! He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edgar Paul and Evert Smith, Uncle Mike and cousin Mark Edwards.
He is survived by his mother, Renee Etters; stepfather, Ray Etters; his father, Teddy Kirkland (Rebecca Meador); his brother, Matthew Kirkland and sister, Kelley Kirkland (Cody); two nephews, Peyton Cody and Mason Cody; his grandmothers, Helen Paul and JoAnn Smith; many aunts, uncles cousins and friends.
Pallbearers are Josh Davies, Brandon Allday, Barry Bailey, Josh Kirkland, Brandon Morris, and Larry Meador. Honorary Pallbearers are Jeremy Etters, Shane Cody and Travis Meador.
Funeral services will be held 2PM Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Jay Funeral Home with Rev. Digmon officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Level Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 12 noon -2PM.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 11/22/2008

Fire takes the Ward's Lives and Home

Lamar and Dottie Ward just off Penton Road, lost their lives to fire on Nov. 23. This is a sad event. Fires have been very destructive in our community the last year. The Wards are wonderful people. Lamar used to help Mr. Walther out at the nursery in Chumuckla. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ward family on their loss.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Deployed to Iraq

Brandon Jay Howell, Capt,US Air Force, Deployed to Falujia, Iraq, on 11/08/08.
BJ is the youngest son of Uncle Sammy and Carol Howell. Brother of Stacey Brown of Chumuckla and Tsgt Samuel J. Howell, currently stationed in Guam.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Former Teacher Featured in Calendar


A great idea for a fund raiser, but it does take a little nerve to do it. Nice to see our wonderful teacher from 1967 - was up to the task. Louise Whitfield (Parks) Driggers is AMAZing-ing -ing. CALENDAR LINK.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

MOLLIE JANE JERNIGAN WARD

MOLLIE JANE JERNIGAN WARD
7/10/1931-9/28/2008
Mollie Jane, daughter of Gasque and Virginia, went Home Sunday, September 28, 2008. Mollie Jane was a proud Santa Rosa County resident and a member of one of the pioneer families of North West Florida. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was also a member of the Floridatown Historical Society.
Except for the past few years, she was involved in many civic activities, a lot of them being the restoration and preservation of many of the old Santa Rosa Cemeteries. Mollie Jane was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, of which was named for her great-grandmother.
Mollie Jane was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate, Jim Ward, in 1983; and her sister, Julie Booher, who went Home in January 2004.
She leaves behind three sisters, Pat Price, of DeFuniak Springs, Hester (Wilbert) Courtney, of Milton, and Myra Hughes, of Pace; sister-in-law, Pat (Leon) Livingston; much loved nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends; four adoring children, who will miss her most of all, David (Joyce) Mitchell, of Pace, Ginny (Richard) Garrett, of Pace, Crystal Ward (Jim Lane), of Pace, Jayme (Robin) Ward, of Milton; also, ten grandchildren, Jesse Mitchell, Heather Baesman, Bonnie and Hollie Livingston, Laura and Matt Melton, Tiffany, Charlsey and Cody Martin, and James Ward.
"We love you, Grandmother. We won't forget the things you taught us."
Funeral services for Mrs. Ward will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Elizabeth Chapel with Rev. Byrd Mapoles officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel, 4777 W. Spencerfield Road in Pace.
Active pallbearers will be Gary Price, Danny Hughes, Leon Livingston, Jeff Melton, Calvin Robinson and Johnny Rollo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Collinsworth, Alvin Enfinger, Harold Dannelley, Wilbert Courtney, Dave Rankin and Mike Riley.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family to www.lewisfuneralhomes.net



Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 10/1/2008

BRANDON GRIFFIN 1980 - 2008

Brandon Griffin, age 28 of Chumuckla, Florida, left this life for his Home in Heaven on Monday, September 29, 2008.
Brandon was born in Pensacola, Florida, on June 24, 1980. He lived in Chumuckla most of his life and was employed as an Apprentice at Southeast Building System, Inc.
Brandon was a special young man and loved spending time with his children and family. He loved the outdoors, bow hunting and fishing. He loved the Lord in a very special way. Brandon was loved dearly by all who knew him and will be forever missed and will always have a place in our hearts and lives.
Brandon is survived by his son, Dakota Griffin, whose mother is Brandy Dunn of Dadeville, AL; and his daughter, Dorianne Griffin, whose mother is Jessica Peaden of Pace, FL. He is also survived by his father and mother, Scott and Connie Griffin, Chumuckla, FL; sister, Aimee Griffin and her fiance`, Beau White of Pace, FL; nieces, Penelope Griffin and Kylie Ann White of Pace, FL; fraternal grandparents, Bo and Janice Griffin of TN; maternal grandparents, Chris Fraley of Pace, FL; Carl Carter of Pensacola, FL; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends;
Funeral services will be at 9:00 AM Friday, October 3, 2008 at the Chumuckla United Methodist Church with Rev. Clive Knights officiating at the memorial service. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the Chumuckla United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be John Orishvich, Joey Barnes, Benjamin Kent, Mitch Smith, JoeJoe Keoler, Daniel Harris, Larry Faulk and James Bell.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.

Friday, September 26, 2008

C G "CHIEF" LAWLER 1920-2008

C G "Chief" Lawler, age 88, passed away on September 23, 2008. He was born in Hodges, AL and has resided in Santa Rosa since 1957. He was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer with over 21 years of service. He served in WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. He was awarded the Commendation Ribbon, Aircrew Insignia, Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also served during the Korean conflict. He also retired from the City of Milton.

Mr. Lawler is preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. Lawler. He is survived by two sons, Bob Lawler of Milton and Greg Lawler of Milton; two daughters, Carolyn (Chubby) Locklin of McLellan and Diane (Dale) Simmons of Milton; four grandchildren, Jeff (Carla) Locklin, Katie (Michael) Brandon,Steve (Carey) Locklin, Justin Simmons; nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, September 26, 2008 at McLellan Church of Christ with full military honors. Visitation will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm prior to service. Honorary pallbearers will be James Manning, Wayne Dennis, Phillip Cohron, Aubrey Courtney, Eddie Mixon, Roy Jones, Jr., Randy Bass, and Roger Hardy. Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel in charge of arrangements. Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 9/25/2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Boo Weekly Connection

Patty Joyner Hawthorne and her husband Wayne. Their daughter Karen is married to Boo Weekly. (Cynthia)
Check us out! Here we are at the Ryder Cup Gala in Louisville, Ky last week! We had a GREAT time!!!!!! (Patty)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Simmons Sr., Alton Raybon

ALTON RAYBON SIMMONS, SR.1938-2008
Alton Raybon Simmons, Sr., age 70, of Chumuckla, FL, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2008. He was born in Opp, AL and had resided here half his life. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his father, Marion A. Simmons; mother, Norean Simmons; brother, Charles A. Simmons; sister, Ruthie Bostwick. Alton is survived by his wife of 23 years, Loretta Jane Kelley of Chumuckla; sons, Al (Rosemary) Simmons of Milton, FL, Chris (Angel) Simmons of Middleburg, FL, Steve (Stacey) Simmons of Bagdad, FL; sisters, Shirley (Bill) Hopkins, Betty (Doug) Horton, Eddnie (Jack) Walthers; and sister-in-law Ann Simmons; seven grandchildren, and a very special friends, Chris (Sally) Nobles and children. Visitation Services will be held at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel from 5 to 7pm on Monday, September 15, 2008. Lewis Funeral Home directing.Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 9/14/2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Cynthia Campbell Mitchell fights Cancer

Cynthia had gall bladder surgery because she thought that was what was making her feel so sick and tired. Since then she had 3 spells. She will be feeling fine one minute and the next minute she will be sick to her stomach. High temperatures and blood work and CT scans led to a tumor (big as a softball) diagnosis. An operation is imminent. Likely a Monday surgery. Your prayers are requested and appreciated. The hospital for contact will be Sacred Heart.

In other developments: Diane Hatfield has completed chemo therapy and is at home. Tom Reynolds is undergoing stent surgery for his arteries this week. Curtis and Benny appear to be recovered from their bouts with cancer. Norman Walther is well from his heart surgery but his wife is in treatment for lung cancer and making progress. There are several more cancer cases in our Chumuckla family and they all are in our prayers.

Cynthia Campbell Mitchell fights Cancer


June 10, I had gall bladder surgery because we thought that was what was making me feel so sick and tired. Since then I have had 3 spells. July 5, the end of July and August 17. I will be feeling fine one minute and the next minute I will be so sick to my stomach. Sometimes I can throw up but most of the time I don't I feel like I am going to have diarrhea but usually I am constipated. The first night I run almost 102 temp. The second night almost 101. The third night almost 100. My stomach is so sore afterwards for 3 or 4 days. I went to my primary doctor on Friday, August 22. He gave me antibiotics to take for 10 days. The next Wednesday night I was running 100.8. Last Tuesday I had blood work. Wednesday morning I had an ultrasound and the nurse called me and said I had a large mass. Thursday, I had a CT scan and more blood work. Today I had more blood work.

I got a call this morning to be at Dr. Stalnaker ASAP.
I am waiting for Dr. Stalnaker to call me and let me know when I will have the surgery. The tumor is probably a little bigger than a softball from the way he held his hands. He says it shows signs of being cancer so he wants a cancer doctor there when I have surgery. He is trying to get up with a cancer doctor, my heart doctor and GP before he gets back to me.
He will do a complete hysterectomy and lymph nodes. He told me it is possible that they might have to remove part of my colon and wear a bag for awhile. He is surprised that Dr. Tugwell didn't find it when he took out my gall bladder.
At least now I know why I am feeling so tired. I thought it was just taking care of my 3 kids (Jackson, Julia and Tommy).

Monday, August 04, 2008

Jim's USNR Retirement

Navy Retirement Ceremony honoring Jim Campbell for 40 years of Naval Service.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Homeland Security Detains Reynolds

Tom Reynolds had just delivered his truckload of materials to the port of Savannah, Georgia when Homeland Security detected his nuclear payload. The port of Savannah is now safe from any harm Tom might bring to it.

As it turns out, the prior day he had a "nuclear stress test" done on his heart. Most of us know Tom has had some heart issues the past few years. The residual atomic radiation from the stress test set off an alarm as Reynolds was departing the port facility. He was detained for questioning.

Several Geiger counter readings later and a confirmation of the heart stress test with the hospital - and verification that the hospital and the Doctor are real people, was enough to allow Tom to be released without further incident.

Homeland Security personnel thanked Tom for his cooperation. The world is safer today, especially in Savannah.

IRENE JOSEPHINE HOPKINS O'BARR

IRENE JOSEPHINE HOPKINS O'BARR
1935-2008

Irene Josephine O'Barr, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. She was born in Chumuckla, FL on September 23, 1935 and had resided in Jay, FL for the past 35 years. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Dade Hopkins and by her husband of 19 years, Cullen O'Barr. She was a loving wife and a wonderful mother to her children.
Irene is survived by her 6 children: Teresa Harris of Clarksville, TN; Jimmy Everage (and Janice) of Ponce De Leon, FL; Elaine Shamloo of Pensacola, FL; Joe Everage of Jay, FL; Sandy Paronto (and Reid) of FT. Myers, FL; and Nell Hendricks (and Howard) of Jay, FL. Sisters: Shirley Taylor (and Carroll) of Abbeville, AL; Mable Smith of Jay, FL; Virginia Sessions (and Ray) of Jay, FL; Minnie Story (and Wayne) of Jay, FL; 12 grand children; 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2008, 3:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, Jay, FL, with Brother Fred Funches officiating.
Pallbearers will be Howard Hendricks, Reid Paronto, Jim Emmett, Greg Dykes, Larry Bates and Charles East.
Special thanks to Covenant Hospice and especially Sue Wilkinson and Kathy Paxton for their loving care.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
"Mother"

Her children arise and call her blessed. Many women do noble things, but you surpassed them all, Lord give her the rewards she earned and let her works bring her praise at the heavenly gates.
Proverbs 31


Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/20/2008.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Details emerge in collision that killed 3

Two cousins and a Santa Rosa County man were killed over the weekend in a two-vehicle accident.

Louvina Rutledge, 17, of Pace and her cousin, Michael Rutledge, 19, of Mobile were in a car that collided with a sport utility vehicle on Chumuckla Highway in Santa Rosa County.

The driver of the Ford SUV was Leonard Lail, 65.

The accident was reported at 5:10 p.m., just north of Mineral Springs Road.

Lail, a semi-retired brick mason, left his home in the New York community in Santa Rosa County to go the Piggly Wiggly in Flomaton, Ala., said Doyle Godwin, 45, Lail's stepson.

The SUV was headed north on Chumuckla Highway, and the Kia, driven by Louvina Rutledge, was heading south.

The Kia went off the road, and the driver overcorrected, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Kia then began to spin and went into the northbound lane, FHP said.

The driver of the Ford swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision, FHP said.

Godwin said he was fishing when he received a call from a friend about the accident.

He said he immediately went to get his mother, Peggy Lail, and they drove to the scene.

"It was pretty rough," Godwin said. "It was probably the worst accident I've ever seen."

Godwin said he and his mother left the crash scene after a state trooper asked him to take his mother home.

He said a trooper later came to his mother's home and confirmed his stepfather had died.

Leonard Lail, a deacon at New Bethel Baptist Church, leaves behind his wife, Peggy, two sons, two stepsons and a stepdaughter.

"They are all going to love and miss him," Godwin said.

The Rutledge family could not be reached for comment Sunday evening.

Ronnie Lail

LEONARD "RONNIE" LAIL
1943-2008

Leonard "Ronnie" Lail, age 65, of Jay went to be with his Heavenly Father on June 7, 2008. Ronnie was born on May 1, 1943 to the late Robert and Mary Lail in Dayton, Ohio. During early childhood, his family moved to the Chumuckla area. Early adulthood took Ronnie to the Lake Wales area where he worked in the citrus industry. Ronnie was affectionately known as "Pawpaw" and was the star that shined the brightest to his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, Paw Paw, and brother. A day never passed without a smile on his face. A new friend was nevermore than a hug or handshake away. Ronnie proudly served his Lord with all his heart. Ronnie discovered the power of his Lord and Savior in 2001, and became a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Later on he was appointed deacon of the church as well. Knowing the relationship he had with his Lord made him the proudest.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Lail.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Peggy Lail; sons, Ronald Lail, Chris Lail, Doug (Karen) Godwin, and Doyle (Donna) Godwin; daughter, Tammy Denise Enfinger (Joe Cook); grandchildren, Derek Enfinger, Alesia Enfinger, Seth Lail, Mason Lail, Bobby Wood, Jake Godwin, Blake Godwin, Justin Godwin, Rachel Scott, and Haily VvAao; brothers, Robert Lail, Kenneth Lail, Donnie Lail, and Richard Lail; sisters, Jane Salter, Bernice Gay, Joyce Courtney, and Shirley Barlow and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home. Reverend Joe Digmon and Reverend George Dunn will officiate services. Burial will follow at Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Daniel Madden, Jonathon Scott, Matt Murphy, Zane Burkhead, Jerome Lail, and Lewis Lail.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Arnette, Preston Tucker, Clayton Stewart, Wayne Polk, Ricky Godwin, Daryl Paul, Wilbur Weeks, and Jamie Sanders.
JAY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/10/2008.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

EDGAR L. PAUL 1926-2008

Edgar L. Paul
EDGAR L. PAUL
Edgar L. Paul, age 82, of Chumuckla died on Monday, May 19, 2008. Edgar was a longtime resident of Santa Rosa County, Florida. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Monsanto. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. Edgar was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Lena Paul; sisters, Edna and Arvilla; brothers, Lonnie and Dolphus.He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Helen Paul; sons, Randy (Carrie) Paul; Ricky (Janis) Paul; Teddy Kirkland; Johnny (Patsy) Kirkland; Darrell (Felicia) Paul; daughter, Shelia (Howard) Morris; sisters, Irene Silas and Malvaline Wilson ; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Digmon officiating service. Burial will follow at Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors.Active pallbearers will be Paul Griswold, Lavon Griswold, Marty Griswold, Ricky O'Kelley, Roy Allen and Doyle Godwin.Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 5/21/2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Martha Walther Levins

In Memory of
Martha W. Levins
Milton Cemetery Berryhill and Stewart Street
Service Date and Time:Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Visitation Information: Lewis Funeral Home
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm
Milton Chapel 6405 Hwy 90W Milton, FL 32570 850-623-2243

Mrs. Martha Levins, age 58, the “Sweetest Lady” in Santa Rosa County, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2008 in Milton, FL. Mrs. Levins was a native of Chumuckla, FL and resided in Milton for the past 39 years. She was a long time employee of the Santa Rosa County School Board at T.R. Jackson and Rhodes schools. Martha attended Milton Community of Christ Church in Milton, FL, where she was an ordained teacher. Her greatest accomplishments were her family and her school family. Martha also served on the Board of Bagdad Volunteer Fire Department.
Martha is survived by her devoted husband of 39 years, Ed A. Levins and her only child, Tim E. Levins; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Walther, of Chumuckla, FL; her brother, Jack (Eddnie) Walther, of Allentown, FL; her sisters, Marie (Wayne) Goddard, of Pensacola, FL, Jane (David) Chavers, and Jean Kirkland, of Chumuckla, FL; and her mother and father-in-law, Ed and Anne Levins, of Milton, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews
Graveside services for Mrs. Levins will be at Milton Cemetery and has been entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel beginning at 3:00PM, Saturday, May 10, 2008 with Evangelist Leslie Kelly and Elder Wayne Blocker officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00PM at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel.
Pallbearers will be members of Milton Community of Christ Priesthood.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Martha’s memory to Community of Christ, Bluff Springs Campgrounds, 1300 Liahona Trail, McDavid, FL 32568.
You may offer condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net
Martha’s family would like to send special thanks for the food, prayers and visits during this time, especially to her church family and her family at T.R. Jackson.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

DOLLIE S. COOK 1910-2008

Dollie S. Cook
DOLLIE S. COOK1910-2008
Dollie S. Cook, age 97, of Pace, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Dollie was born in Alabama, but had resided in the Chumuckla and Pace Communities nearly all of her life.Mrs. Cook is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Cook; a son, L.L. Cook; and a great-great-grandson, Landon Chaffin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pace.Mrs. Cook is survived by her son, Robert Waymon (Faye) Cook, of Pace; daughter-in-law, Betty Cook, of Pace; six grandchildren, Kathy Chaffin, David L. (Sandy) Cook, Nancy (Robbie) Thurman, Debbie J. (Nelson) Faircloth, Dale (Roxie) Cook, and Donna (Joe) Palmer; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Emily Carruth, of Pace, and Foie Cooke, of Milton; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Jean Johnson, of Pace.Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Cook have been entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home and will be 2:00PM, Friday, May 9, 2008 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel with Rev. John Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 7:00-9:00PM, Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel.Contributions may be made in Mrs. Cook's memory to the First United Methodist Church of Pace, Building Fund, 4540 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace, FL 32571.Friends may offer condolences and share memories of Mrs. Cook at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 5/8/2008.

Monday, April 28, 2008

VELVIE HATFIELD 1922-2008


1922-2008Velvie Hatfield, age 85, of Chumuckla, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born November 7, 1922 in Elba, Alabama. Velvie was the daughter of the late Lena and Oscar Jackson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hatfield; son, Charlie Hatfield; and daughter, Doris Crews.Mrs. Hatfield is survived by her two daughters, Christine (Carlos) Campbell, of Chumuckla, FL, and Faye Hatfield, of Dallas, TX; son, Robert (Christine) Hatfield, of Jay, FL; two sisters, Inez Hall, of Fairhope, AL, and Dorothy Cardwell, of Pensacola, FL; six grandsons, Paul (Laura) Campbell, Greg (Reyna) Campbell, Brian (Tracey) Hatfield, Vincent (Amy) Hatfield, Matt (Jennifer) Crews, Dan Crews; and eleven great-grandchildren.Mrs. Hatfield had another family, her church and community. She loved Jesus and friends. Velvie enjoyed listening to her pastor, the church choir, and loved fellowship with her church family. She was a loving and special grandmother who made quilts for all her children and grandchildren to treasure.Funeral services for Mrs. Hatfield have been entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel and will be held at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Chumuckla Methodist Church with Pastor Clive Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home, directing. The family will receive friends two hours before services.Friends may express their condolences to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.netPallbearers will be her six grandsons; honorary pall bears will be Willard Davis, Rufus Ard, Jack Caraway, and her Sunday School Class.The family would like to express Special Thanks to Frank Moore and the UAB doctors and nurses for their expert and loving care

Film crew captures school's success

Chumuckla Elementary School's support of positive behavior among its nearly 275 students will become a model for schools across the country.
The University of South Florida had a film crew at the school recently to highlight its use of Florida's Positive Behavior Support project, which is used as an alternative to traditional discipline methods, to increase academic performance and safety, and establish positive school cultures.

Of the more than 300 Florida schools using the program, Chumuckla Elementary is the only one chosen for the instructional video, which should be completed by fall.

"Chumuckla Elementary has one of the most comprehensive support systems in place for students we have seen," said Therese Sandomierski, technical assistance provider for the project.

The school uses activities like the Movin' On Up Club and Great Gains to help its kindergarten through sixth-grade students who may be struggling academically. Disciplinary referrals have dropped nearly 50 percent at the school, which consistently has earned an A based on scores from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

"It is an example of what other schools can do, and that will be shared with the rest of the state and the country through the video," Sandomierski said.

The school's TRIBE expectations — Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible Indians Believe in Excellence — fully support positive behavior, said Karen Barber, principal.

"We know student achievement goes up with increased appropriate behavior," she said. "The program helps with the TRIBE expectations for ourselves and the students, and recognize when students are making positive choices for behavior or academics."

Fourth-grader Erica Waters has noticed a difference in classmates' behavior.

"It's very good we have such a good opportunity to get people to have good conduct," she said. "People really try to earn the respect of their teachers."

Last year, Chumuckla Elementary and Woodlawn Beach Middle School were among the 25 percent of Positive Behavior Support schools to achieve Model School status for demonstrating innovative, creative and functional ways of supporting the program.

Pensacola News Journal , April 28, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Velvie Hatfield

This note just in:
The doctors have told her family that there is nothing else they can do for her. So life support will be removed in the near furture. The Lord still works mericles so continue to pray for Velvie , but especially her family at this time. I will keep you informed as I learn more. Tom
(see more about her house fire and church response below)

Friday, April 18, 2008

JOHN (J.T.) BARNES1922-2008

J.T. Barnes
JOHN (J.T.) BARNES1922-2008
John (J.T.) Barnes, age 86, of Pace, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008. He was born February 22, 1922 in Cora, FL and lived there until his family moved to Chumuckla when John was 6 years old. John started the first and graduated from the 12th grade at Chumuckla High School being in the first class to graduate. John entered the U.S. Army shortly after completing high school. He was in the U.S. Army Calvary serving in WWII in the European Theatre where he was injured and received the Purple Heart along with other combat medals. After being discharged, he entered the University of Florida where he received his BA and MA degrees. After graduation he taught at Escambia Farms High School until he was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a soil conservationist until his retirement. He later worked as a Veterans Services Officer for Santa Rosa County and retired a second time after several years of service. John belonged to many organizations including the Kawanis, American Legion, V.F.W, and the Navy League. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben & Mattie Barnes; sisters, Clara Lloyd (Roma), Onie Wall (Ervin), and Eva Harter (Joe); brothers, Vernie (Son) Barnes (Evelyn), Watson Barnes and Billy Barnes. Survivors include his sister, Wara Voss (Bill); sisters-in-law, Lessie Barnes and Barbara Barnes; many nieces, nephews and a very special friend Al Dofita and family. Memorial services will be conducted Friday, April 18, 2008 at 6 PM from the Chapel of National Cremation and Burial Society in Milton with Rev. John F. Webb officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, April 18 from 5 until 6 PM. In accordance with John's wishes his body will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.National Cremation and Burial Society of Milton has charge of the arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/18/2008.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

MRS. NOREAN SIMMONS 1918-2008

Norean Simmons
MRS. NOREAN SIMMONS1918-2008
Mrs. Norean Simmons, 90, of Chumuckla, passed away Sunday April 13, 2008. Mrs. Simmons was born in Dale County, Alabama and had resided in Chumuckla for the past 68 years.Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Chumuckla United Methodist Church. Mrs. Simmons is preceded in death by her parents Martin and Bessie Jones; her husband of 55 years M.A. Simmons; a daughter and son in law, Ruthie and Gerald Bostwick, and a son Charles Simmons.Mrs. Simmons is survived by a son, Ray (Jane) Simmons of Chumuckla; three daughters, Shirley (Billy) Hopkins of Chumuckla, Betty (Doug) Horton of Wallace, and Eddnie (Jack) Walther of Coldwater; eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Chumuckla United Methodist Church with Rev. Clive Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel, on West Spencerfield Road.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/15/2008.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Velvie Hatfield's House Burns


Velvie Hatfield 85 was cooking in her kitchen when some grease exploded and caught her clothing on fire.... the home she's lived in for over 40 years also quickly caught fire.
She tried to put the fire out and fell out the back door and could not get up.
Frank Moore, passing by, saw the fire and called 911 and he saw Mrs. Hatfield was on fire and ran over and pulled her from the fire and put out the fire on her. She was life flighted to Baptist Hospital in Pensacola with 2nd degree burns on 50 percent of her body. Thats all I know right now. Doug. MORE HERE. Please feel free to add comments below.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ethel "MISS WOODIE" Jeanette Tribble 1921-2008

Ethel "Miss Woodie" Jeanette Tribble, age 86, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Mrs. Tribble was a resident of Santa Rosa County for the past 60 years. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Tribble was a co-founder, along with her late husband, G.W. "Woodie" Tribble, of Woodie's Florist, which they founded in 1966.
Mrs. Tribble is survived by her son, Edward (Renee) Tribble; daughter, Gena (Brian) Sweeney; three grandchildren, Emily, Chase and Austin; and one great-grandchild, Michael; and many friends.
Funeral service for Mrs. Tribble will be 11:00AM, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church with the Reverends John and Ginger Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00, Friday, February 29, 2008 at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Kilpatrick, Ricky O'Kelley, Howard Rogers, Chuck Conden, Tony Washnock, and Joe Shofner.
Honorary pallbearers will be George Henry Bray, Roy O'Dell, Marilyn Hammell, Leo Nichols, Mavis Nichols, Ruth Kilpatrick, Charles Van Landingham, Colbert Cambell, Ozzie Williams and Sylvia Elliott.
Special thank you to Cindy, Rachel, Claudia, and Dr. Jim Smith, of Covenant Hospice for all their help.
LEWIS FUNERAL HOME will be in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 2/29/2008.

Jannie T. Pond 1955-2008

Jannie T. Pond, age 52 of Chumuckla, FL passed away at home Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
Jannie was a native of Bell, CA and had resided here since 1977. She was a member of the Chumuckla United Methodist Church where she was on the staff of the child care department.
Jannie was preceded in death by her father, James Toney Pond Sr.; and brother, James Toney Pond Jr.
She is survived by two sons, James Toney Pond-Easley and Terry Jerome Capers Jr.; and her mother, Daisy (Kelley) Ponds.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008 at Chumuckla United Methodist Church with Pastor, the Reverend Clive Knights officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Burial will be in Ardfield Cemetery.
TRAHAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers will be Robert Germann, Steve Hunter, Richie Foster, Gerald Kelley, Denny Segrist, and Chris Roper.
Honorary pallbearers will be P. Joe Kelley, Larry Kelley, T. J. O'Kelley, Kenny Kelley, Roger Kelley, Doug Kelley and the ladies of the Chumuckla United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Chumuckla United Methodist Church Building Fund.
The family offers their sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Christopher Neumann and Dr. Kental and staff of Hope Medical Group Staff of Sacred Heart Hospital.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Louise Campbell Gregory's Husband (Uncle Bob)

ROBERT L. GREGORY
1920-2008

Mr. Robert L. Gregory, age 87, of Pensacola, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2008. He was born October 29, 1920 in Pensacola and had been a lifelong resident of Pensacola.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Pensacola, and attended McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gregory served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and was CAP and a member of the Silver Eagles.
His parents, George L. and Irene Spaeth Gregory; two sisters; and three brothers preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Gregory; two daughters, Elaine Gregory (Vincent Tucei),and Gail Manning (Alvin); and one sister.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 13, 2008 in the Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Hospice Chaplain Jack Giddens officiating.
Interment followed in the Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
BAYVIEW FISHER-POU FUNERAL HOME in charge of services.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thank you to Covenant Hospice Staff and caregivers, TLC Staff and caregivers and to Dr. James Stringfield and his staff for the care given to Mr. Gregory.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Covenant Hospice Attention Carol Standifer, 2001 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, Fl 32501


Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 2/14/2008.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All wheel Drive K car

Tommy R. told me about this. A lot of people have wasted a lot of money on HUMMERs when this baby is the real answer!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Esther Conway 1936 - 2008

ESTHER MABEL (BARLEY) CONWAY
1936-2008

Esther Barley Conway, 73, of Pace, FL, born on August 16, 1936 in Coffee County, AL went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
Esther grew up in the Weeks community, attended Goodman Elementary School, and graduated from Enterprise High School. She will be lovingly remembered as a member of the Barley Family Quartet.
Esther was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church for 42 years. She worked for A & P for 10 years, Dr. R. E. Dalrymple for 17 years, and retired from the Medical Center Clinic after 13 ½ years of service.
She never knew a stranger and she was very giving to neighbors, friends and family, as well as, giving to members of the community and shut-ins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Barley; father, Ralph Barley, Sr.; and her sister, Lois Sawyer.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert L. Conway; children, Vivian Melton of MS, Linda Newton of GA, Karen Perritt of FL, Robert Cox of GA, Bobby Cox of FL and Daniel Salter of FL; three sisters, Marian Hendrix, Ruth Hawthorne and Cora Abel and one brother, Ralph Barley, Jr. all of FL. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008.
Funeral services will be at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2008. The Reverend H. Byrd Mapoles Sr. will be officiating.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery with the Reverend Ronald Carley officiating.
Pallbearers will be Keith Barley, Scott Barley, Carlos Hendrix, Jeff Hawthorne, Austin Hendrix and Steven Sawyer.
Honorary pallbearers will be the adult Sunday School Class members of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Colbert Campbell and Marion Tidwell.
TRAHAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
A special thanks to Dr. Matthew Kinzelman, Valerie Barnes, Betty Kirvin, and Wanda Withrow.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal from 2/7/2008 - 2/8/2008.

Esther Conway 1936 - 2008

ESTHER MABEL (BARLEY) CONWAY
1936-2008

Esther Barley Conway, 73, of Pace, FL, born on August 16, 1936 in Coffee County, AL went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
Esther grew up in the Weeks community, attended Goodman Elementary School, and graduated from Enterprise High School. She will be lovingly remembered as a member of the Barley Family Quartet.
Esther was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church for 42 years. She worked for A & P for 10 years, Dr. R. E. Dalrymple for 17 years, and retired from the Medical Center Clinic after 13 ½ years of service.
She never knew a stranger and she was very giving to neighbors, friends and family, as well as, giving to members of the community and shut-ins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Barley; father, Ralph Barley, Sr.; and her sister, Lois Sawyer.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert L. Conway; children, Vivian Melton of MS, Linda Newton of GA, Karen Perritt of FL, Robert Cox of GA, Bobby Cox of FL and Daniel Salter of FL; three sisters, Marian Hendrix, Ruth Hawthorne and Cora Abel and one brother, Ralph Barley, Jr. all of FL. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008.
Funeral services will be at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2008. The Reverend H. Byrd Mapoles Sr. will be officiating.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery with the Reverend Ronald Carley officiating.
Pallbearers will be Keith Barley, Scott Barley, Carlos Hendrix, Jeff Hawthorne, Austin Hendrix and Steven Sawyer.
Honorary pallbearers will be the adult Sunday School Class members of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Colbert Campbell and Marion Tidwell.
TRAHAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
A special thanks to Dr. Matthew Kinzelman, Valerie Barnes, Betty Kirvin, and Wanda Withrow.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal from 2/7/2008 - 2/8/2008.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Students' pay tribute to classmate

Students' camo honors friend killed in accidental shooting

To someone outside the tiny community of Allentown, the way Central High School's student body expressed its grief and love for a fellow classmate might have seemed unusual.

But not if you knew Cody Smith, the affable 16-year-old with a heart of gold who lost his life Thursday in a tragic shooting accident.

Central — a school of 300 students in north Santa Rosa County — was a sea of camouflage on Tuesday. Pants, hats, T-shirts ... you name it.

It was a tribute to Cody, whose love for hunting and fishing — and tendency to wear camouflage — were as well known as his good humor and concern.

"He was pretty much everything anyone could ask for in a friend," fishing buddy Eddie Falzon, 16, said a few hours before Cody's funeral Tuesday afternoon.

Cody was accidentally shot to death by a friend while they played at Cody's home with a .44-caliber pistol they believed was unloaded. An investigation continues, but no charges have been filed against the friend, whom law enforcement officials have not identified because of his age.

Principal Kenny Owens said students and teachers are collecting money to aid Cody's family with funeral costs.

"The kids loved Cody," he said.

Students have placed notes to Cody's family inside a black box on a tribute table in one of the school's hallways.

"He could make any class fun," said Travis Hatfield, 15. "You never had a boring day with Cody in your class."

Cody was a joy in Courtney Madora's Algebra I class.

"He was one of the most intelligent students I've had at Central High," she said. "He was a great help to struggling students."

On his last day in Farica King's elective reading class, Cody enjoyed the Super Bowl Blitz game the class was playing to prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. He was a fan of the New York Giants, who pulled off an upset to win Sunday's Super Bowl.

"Cody really enjoyed school that day," she said. "Every time the kids have started to cry, we talk about that day. A lot of us will hang on to that memory for a long time."

Thomas Sidney Ard 1942 - 2008

Mr. Thomas Sidney Ard, 65, passed away Monday, February 4, 2008 at a local hospital.
Mr. Ard was a native of Chumuckla, a former resident of McDavid, a resident of Bratt, for the past five years, and attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine C. Ard of Bratt; three brothers, Roland Ard of Ft. Rucker, AL, Jerry Ard of Bearineau Park, FL, and R.J. Ard of McDavid, FL; and a sister, Bessie G. Tedder of Milton.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. R.C. Wiggins officiating.
Burial will follow at Ard Field Cemetery.
Visitation will be held between 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Joe Howard, Jessie Tedder, Donnie Tedder, Nicholas Tedder, Jimmy Kowalski, and Tharon Ard.
PETTY FUNERAL HOME, Eastside Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 2/6/2008.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

MARGARET LAURINE PARKS 1927-2008

Margaret Laurine Parks
MARGARET LAURINE PARKS1927 - 2008
Margaret Laurine Parks, age 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, January 29, 2008 at the home of her brother Bobby. Born in Allentown, FL, Laurine lived in several different places as a Military wife and had resided in Chumuckla, FL. since 1972. She was a member of Chumuckla United Methodist Church and especially enjoyed the Wednesday Morning Prayer Group and Ladies Retreats. Laurine was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Albert; her parents T. L. and Naomi Lee; and her sisters Theo and Dorothy. Laurine and Albert loved children, especially their nieces and nephews, although they never had children of their own. They always had treats for the children who visited in their home. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sisters, Barbara (Millard) Holley, and Louise (Ben) Ballard; and her brothers, Dozier Lee, Bobby (Donna) Lee, James (Hazel) Lee, Donald Lee, and Bill Lee. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2008 in the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with the Rev. Clive Knights officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Church Cemetery, with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services.Asked to serve as pallbearers are Matt Crews, John Johnson, Brooks Hiers, Jack Caraway, Jerry Kilpatrick, and Rufus Ard. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Gilbert, Willard Davis, Ben Hudson, Morris Ward, Lamar Ward, Copeland Griswold, Lavern Howell, Charles Lambeth, T. J. O'Kelley, Billy Smith and Alvin Enfinger.The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice (Milton Branch) for the wonderful way they cared for Laurine and her family. The last weeks were much easier because of their expert care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations in Laurine's memory, be made to Chumuckla United Methodist Church or Covenant Hospice (Milton Branch), 5907 Berryhill Road, Milton, Florida 32570.

Monday, January 14, 2008

JOHN E. TEMPLE JR. - 1927-2008

John Earl Temple Jr., 80, of Milton, died Saturday, January 12, 2008 at home surrounded by his family. John was born December 5, 1927 to Bessie Burnham Temple and John Earl Temple Sr. of McLellan, FL.

He was a member of Margaret Street Church of Christ, in Milton, where he served as a deacon, and later an elder, for over 24 years. We are grateful he was given an opportunity to serve God for so many years. John loved his Heavenly Father and we are grateful for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through Whom is his hope for eternal life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delia (Radford) Locklin, and Faye (J.D.) Cooley; and two brothers, James and Oma.

After graduating from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN he served four years in the Air Force; most of that time he was stationed in England. John and Roberta Bell were married March 12, 1955. After receiving his discharge from the Air Force, he returned to Nashville, where he received his Masters Degree from George Peabody College. His first job with Santa Rosa County School Board was as a teacher and coach at Allentown High School in 1956-1957. Later he served as teacher/principal at Harold School and then as principal of Chumuckla High School from 1959 to 1968. He was Director of Vocational/ Adult Education until his retirement in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta; daughter, Martha (Glenn) Todd; sons Mike (Renee') and Ed (Suzie); grandchildren, Mandy Stephens, Kiera (David) Keen, Brittany Todd, Savannah, John Blake, and Hannah Temple; step-grandsons, Taylor and Austin Plowman; and great grandchildren, Austin and Madilyn Stephens.

Funeral services for Mr. Temple will be 2:00PM, Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the Margaret Street Church of Christ Building with Minister Preston Silcox officiating.

Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens with Lewis Funeral Home directing.

LEWIS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Margaret Street Church of Christ Building in Milton.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Temple's memory to the Margaret Street Church of Christ Missions Ministry.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/15/2008.

Photo at June 2007 Class of '67 Reunion